Hume, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Population||308 (2011 census)|
|• Density||35.81/km2 (92.8/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||22 March 1982|
|Area||8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)|
Hume is a suburb of Canberra in the district of Jerrabomberra. The suburb is named after the explorer Hamilton Hume and streets are named after Australian industrialists and businessmen. Hume is a light-industrial suburb and there is no significant housing development. On Census night 2011, Hume had a population of 308 people, up from six in 2006, as a result of the construction of the Alexander Maconochie Centre. As a result, Hume had a highly unusual sex ratio of 289 males to 19 females.
Deakin Volcanics from the Silurian period underlie Hume. Cream and purple rhyodacite are found in the south and including Tralee, New South Wales. A mixture of purple and green tuff, ashstone, shale, and coarse sandstone is in the north east. Coarse dark purple rhyodacite is in the north end near Queanbeyan turn off.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hume (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
- Canberra's suburb and street names : origins and meanings. Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. 1992. p. 63. ISBN 1-86331-128-9.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hume (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 May 2009.
- Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.
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